Rutgers Law Dean Johanna Bond has selected a mix of new and veteran faculty for the law school’s leadership team.
In Newark, Professor of Law Shani King now serves as Vice Dean. University Professor Ron Chen is serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
In Camden, Professor Arthur Laby takes on the role of Vice Dean. Clinical Associate Professor of Law Victoria Chase continues in her role as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
"I am thrilled that each of these leaders has agreed to be part of the senior leadership team," said Dean Bond. "It is an exciting time at Rutgers Law School, and in legal education generally. This team will ensure that we continue to deliver a top-notch legal education to students and cultivate a community characterized by stellar scholarship, community engaged learning, and support for each other."
Professor King joined Rutgers Law in 2022 and teaches Family Law, International Children’s Rights, and Children and the Law as well as courses on Race and the Law. He is the Director of the Center for Immigration Law, Policy and Justice. He steps in for previous Newark Vice Dean Yuliya Guseva who is returning to faculty.
Professor Chen ’83 is no stranger to his new role. He served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1994-2006. The Distinguished Professor of Law and Judge Leonard I. Garth Scholar was also the inaugural Co-dean of Rutgers Law in Newark and Dean of the previous School of Law-Newark. The former Public Advocate of New Jersey teaches first year Contracts and Federal Courts and litigates civil rights and civil liberties cases in the Constitutional Rights Clinic. Caroline Young, the previous Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in Newark, will return to Library leadership as the Senior Associate Dean for Information Services in Newark.
Professor Laby is Co-director of the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance. An internationally recognized expert in securities law, the regulation of investment management, and the fiduciary relationship, his research focuses on investment management regulation, the duties of market participants, and the fiduciary obligation. Stacy Hawkins, the previous Vice Dean in Camden, will return to faculty after sabbatical.
Dean Chase ’98 directs the Domestic Violence Clinic which represents survivors of domestic and sexual violence in restraining order and related matters. She also oversees a statewide appellate project for domestic violence matters. She has taught courses in Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Family Law, Disability Law and Persuasion (legal rhetoric.)